“Suspended, banned from prom, and prevented from walking at graduation all because of an awesome twerk video,” tweeted one student, according to NBC 7. “I don’t understand.”…Meanwhile, parents are saying that the school should not have suspended the students,
The parents of the girls do not think they should have been suspended from school. Some students don’t understand what was wrong with the video. How have we gotten to the point where this behavior is thought to be acceptable?
Read on and find out.
Little Rock school district will now make teachers wear underwear
In 2012, teachers in the beachside hamlet of Hampton, N.H. called an attempt to prevent teachers from wearing jeans, tank-tops and flip-flops “derogatory and condescending.”
How on earth did we get to a place where we have to make it a rule that teachers should dress professionally, much less wear underwear? Since when did it become derogatory to expect a teacher to dress like a professional adult instead of a bum? Aren’t teachers the ones who tell us that children learn more through example than instruction? What does it mean when a teacher stands in front of a class looking like they just rolled out of bed? What are our children learning?
In a recent interview with the Times magazine, Richard Dawkins attempted to defend what he called “mild pedophilia,” which, he says, he personally experienced as a young child and does not believe causes “lasting harm.”
Dawkins went on to say that one of his former school masters “pulled me on his knee and put his hand inside my shorts,” and that to condemn this “mild touching up” as sexual abuse today would somehow be unfair.
For those who don’t know, Richard Dawkins is a world renowned, well-respected biologist and atheist. He’s not some fringe whacko, yet here he is on a major media site saying that pedophilia is not all that bad and that adults using children to gratify themselves may not be all that damaging to the child.
As protesters decry the leniency of Rambold’s sentence — he will spend 30 days in prison after pleading guilty to raping 14-year-old Cherice Morales, who committed suicide at age 16 — I find myself troubled for the opposite reason. I don’t believe that all sexual conduct between underage students and teachers should necessarily be classified as rape, and I believe that absent extenuating circumstances, consensual sexual activity between teachers and students should not be criminalized.
If religious leaders and heads of state can’t keep their pants on, with all they have to lose, why does society expect that members of other professions can be coerced into meeting this standard?
Did you catch that? A former lawyer has just argued that it is unrealistic to expect adults to keep their hands off of your children, so we should decriminalize it. She has the audacity to go on and state that she is doing this in the best interests of the child.
Seriously? “I know you were molested, honey, but a trial would just be too stressful so we’re just going to make the bad man move.” Jerry Sandusky’s legal team should have raised that defense.
Prior to his sentencing, six current teachers and two retired ones penned letters to the presiding judge seeking leniency for their child-molesting colleague. The group — along with board member Michael Eagan — also sat with Erickson’s relatives during his sentencing hearing.
Having sex with an under-aged child is acceptable as long as you are a good person and well liked in your community. It reminds me of Whoopi Goldberg’s defense of Roman Polanski. By the way, the parents of the victim have had their garage burned down as a result of the passionate stand that the perp and his supporters be removed from the school system.
In short, if Professor Epstein and his daughter want to get it on, who are we to say no? Even if it’s distasteful, does that make it immoral? And should it really be a felony? Remember, the issue here is sex among family members who are consenting adults
In just a few articles, we have seen teachers, students, parents, lawyers, judges, and scientists all speaking out in favor of or at least minimizing or excusing student-teacher sex, pedophilia, and incest. And these are prominent people, not lunatics out on the edge somewhere. These are mainstream American voices, saying that children are just too darned attractive for us to expect adults to keep their hands to themselves.
I hope you read all the stories I linked. There are many more out there, representing a loud chorus of voices calling for the sexual availability of our kids. And we, God help us, are answering that call.
But where are these voices coming from? What is their origin? What is driving this agenda that is sexualizing our kids? Is it an agenda? Or is it just random occurrences, part of a natural trend towards more permissiveness? What is undeniable is that the voices do exist. Take a look at a high school yearbook from 1980, and one from last year. The trend is obvious. The question is: is it deliberate, or accidental?
I’m a Christian, and some would call me a fundamentalist because I believe in God, with big G, and in Jesus, His Son, and the Holy Spirit as well. I believe that God is a discreet actual being, not some force or presence or energy field. I believe that the Bible was inspired by God through the Holy Spirit. And because of that belief, when the Bible tells me that we have a distinct, physical enemy that is every bit as real as we are, I believe that too. And when I look at the news, and the articles linked above, I see his hand at work.
You may believe differently, so the answer may not be as clear for you. But what you can’t deny is that something is going on. It may just be an unintended consequence of the sexual revolution. But either way, our children are being served up as legitimate targets for adult desires.
And I’m not okay with that.